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Mas Malo

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515 W 7th Street Ground Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90014-2500 (Olive & Grand)
+1 213-985-4332
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11:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
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Budapest, Hungary
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017

All I can say is I want to have my next party here, what a room! Excellent Taco Tuesday deal with high-end drinks, I recommend The Rooster :)

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Thank macruth
Los Angeles, California
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118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

First time dinner for dinner. Reservation was promptly acknowledged. Restaurant is in an historic building that housed a jewelry store. Décor mixes old and new and it works well. Service was efficient. Alcoholic beverages: the "Rooster" was excellent; the Malo Mojito was good (I've had much better). The Queso fundido with shrimp appetizer was amazingly good, enough for 2 to... More 

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Thank onetaxingguy
Bethesda, Maryland
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148 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal at this restaurant. The food was fresh, came out promptly, and was reasonably priced. Even the simple salad was fresh and delicious. Recommended!

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Thank LFK1
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I went here with my mom and it was a nice place to grab a couple margaritas with some pretty authentic Mexican food. I will definitely be making another trip back. Not too expensive and an enjoyable time.

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Thank Nicholas K
Edmonton, Canada
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful ambience, good service and some unique dishes I was unfamiliar with, but had to try. Two of us tried the Carneles dish with pork shoulder and two others tried the green enchiladas. All of us really enjoyed our meals. There was a reasonable selection of wines and a good selection of tequilas. Worth a visit!

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Thank George C
Winnipeg
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

If you're into great tasting food, this is a place to try. Five of us went for a later Sunday dinner and walked into an almost empty restaurant. By the time our server had taken our orders, it seemed that the restaurant woke up and another 4 or so groups of people arrived and gave the place some energy. Our... More 

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Thank Billyp27
Larchmont, New York
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I stopped in at Mas Malo with my wife and daughter for a quick dinner and we were bowled over by the decor: the restaurant has a cavernous, vaulted ceiling with intricate plasterwork and mahogany-paneled walls, reminders of its past as a retail emporium. The bar is chic and sleek, and although we were there at 6pm, as we ate... More 

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Thank Tony C
Los Angeles, California
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96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We sat at the bar for dinner and the service there was great. Our bartender made sure we weren't waiting long, got us drinks quickly and chips and salsa as we mulled over the menu. The chips and salsa were good (I wish they were warm, but that's just what I was in the mood for). I had a Margarita... More 

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Thank Katie O
NY
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172 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The food was very good. It is a non-traditional, new style Mexican restaurant in the heart of downtown LA. It is a very pleasant, open floor plan restaurant with a long bar in the same room. The service was attentive. We had guacamole and nachos which were excellent. The entree of green Enchiladas (with chicken and cheese) was unique and... More 

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Thank STraveler2
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Mas Malo has always been pretty dependable and has been a staple after work dinner spot for me . The chips and salsas particularly the habanero chocolate are still such a winner for me . So crave-able and addictive ! The tacos are fresh and delicious. Tonight however I just stopped in for a drink before dinner elsewhere and paid... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 W 7th Street Ground Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90014-2500
    (Olive & Grand)
  • Public Transportation: Exit 7th St/Metro Ctr. Located two blocks east on the north side of 7th. Go Green!
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-985-4332

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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